George And Dragon

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2.77 w/ 4 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

4240 N Central Ave
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-1812
United States

(602) 241-0018 | map

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Nerudamann:
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3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This was my first time to experience this pub. Nestled in a sort of upper downtown, the establishment has a nice-sized parking lot and-agreeing with the previous reviewer-a quite unassuming exterior. The inside is what you would expect for a "English Pub" in America, although I believe the owner may in fact be British. There are lots of seating options: a smoking area on the deck outside; booths, tables and the bar inside. There are two or three dartboards and two pool tables inside as well.

The place has several interesting weekly events like pub quizes (the real kind where everyone who wants to play gets a sheet and pen and the owner calls out the questions), poker tournaments, etc.

The beer selection (both tap and bottle) was pretty decent. Lots of of your typical beers, but also some that were a little less common that helped to boost the quality of the selection. Just be aware that the Welsh beer that they have on their online menu is no longer available there. I only had fries, but they were decent.

Prices are a little high. I only had to pay for one pint of Tetley's and it was $5.

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of txgirl777
1.59/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 1

George and Dragon Review

TERRIBLE! Avoid this place! Disgusting food, dirty interior, extremely poor service and they have shady practices when charging your card. This place has the rudest owner, manager I have ever seen... I mean ever! On TWO separate occasions, they added over $50+ in false charges to my credit card that did not belong to me. I tried to point out the obvious error and the manager actually cussed me out. The interior, kitchen and bathrooms are absolutely filthy and the food is all fried or out of a can. I recently decided to give them one more chance because they are so close. Unfortunately, after I received my food (greasy frozen fish), I waited another 45 minutes for the waitress to bring me a plate and silverware. She totally ignored us and was busy flirting and drinking with the table next to ours. When she finally brought me a fork and plate, my fish was cold and inedible. A couple days later, I discovered the waitress had charged another tables’ drinks to my card. This has happened to me twice in the past couple of months at George and the Dragon and a friend of mine said they recently did the same thing to him. When I discovered what happened, I went in and asked to talk to the owner and manager about my concerns. They told me he “didn't care that I had to wait so long and that I had to pay for everything" and the manager actually cussed ME out... unbelievable. No one apologized or even seemed to care about their customer service. Bottom line, with tons of other great bars competing for your business don't bother wasting your time/money with this place when there are plenty of other FRIENDLY places that will actually appreciate your business and treat you like a valued customer. There is an amazing Irish pub down the street that is a thousand times better that this dump.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.45/5  rDev +24.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

The G&D's downtown location is housed in an unassuming building about half a block from the light rail stop. Convenience factor is good there. Far from the seediest place in town, if you don't venture to this part of PHX often, it is a little surprising how dark, empty, and foreboding the parking lot and street is at night. Convenience of mugging is not too good there.

All the same, the bar is fairly cozy, with the pleasantly warn-down atmosphere I like in British-replica pubs. Virtually nothing is new here, and while some may object to the level of cleanliness, I have no problem with it. It's a pub for crissake.

The beer is slightly above average in terms of quality and selection - pretty average for quality really, but there is enough of the slightly above average beer to sort of qualify for a bump in quality, which I've generously given. All of which is to say that in and of themselves, the beers on the list at G&D are nothing special, but the fact that 30 or so are on tap is pretty good. Lots of English/Irish places like to throw up 5 beers and call that square, which I call bullshit on. At least give me a choice between Murphy's and Guinness...

Service is spotty, really demands on your wait staff. I've had attentive service at busy times, and really subpar, dissinterested service when we were practically the only people getting table service. So it just depends. But it could be stepped up, for sure. The food is greasy, and somewhere between authentic and bad. That is to say, English food isn't particularly flavorful to begin with, so when you mix it with American amounts of grease, lack of know-how, and disinterest, it adds up to nothing special. If you like English pub food, it shouldn't bother you a bit.

My recommendation is that if you are in the downtown area longer than two or three days and you're seeking out places to go, the G&D should at least be on your list, after Papago, 4 Peaks, Main Ingredient, and Roosevelt.

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